The City of Canning strives towards a connected and sustainable city, that can access alternative transport infrastructure and engage in active transport options, while reducing the carbon footprint of our community.

We plan for the ongoing enhancement of our walking and cycling amenities, as well as innovative projects that engage our citizens in the uptake of public transport options, as well as embracing new mobility technologies.

Integrated Transport Strategy

In 2014, the City of Canning commenced the development of a city-wide Integrated Transport Strategy (ITS). The intention of this strategy is to identify a range of interrelated transport plans to assist the City in managing sustained urban growth and a high quality of life within the community.

The strategy aims to improve access and accessibility for all and encourage and facilitate sustainable and active travel.

To view the Integrated Transport Strategy, please click here

Have your say: Speed Zones on local streets

As part of the strategic review of our aforementioned Integrated Transport Strategy, in particular Element R8 - Speeds, we are inviting local residents; people who work in the City of Canning; and visitors to the area to share your views on vehicle speeds throughout the City. 

Please share your thoughts by completing a short survey on the Your Say Canning website at:

Comments and feedback will be collected until 9 April, 2021.

Walking and Cycling Plan

The Integrated Transport Strategy identified the need to develop a Cycling and Walking Plan, which was adopted in May 2018. This plan provides strategic direction and recommendations to increase cycling and walking within the City.

The plan states that the vision for cycling and walking in Canning is:

Cycling and walking will be safe, attractive and viable option between neighbourhoods and destinations within the City of Canning and beyond.

Walking and Cycling Mode Shift

The plan sets targets to increase the rate at which cycling and walking is used for transport in the City of Canning:


Current Data (2018)

Short term
to 2021

Medium term
to 2031

Long term
to 2051









15% (City Centre)

20% (City Centre)

Cycling and Walking Network

The City incorporates almost 350km of footpaths and shared paths currently. The Cycling and Walking Plan provides a planned network of safe, connected cycling and walking routes to be implemented to improve safety and increase participation in cycling and walking activities.

To view the Walking and Cycling Plan, please click here

To view the Walking and Cycling Plan Maps, please click here

Fuel Emission Reductions

The City of Canning is on an ongoing journey towards more sustainable processes and has joined the Cities Power Partnership, for further information please visit our Carbon Reduction and Energy Transformation page. As part of this partnership the City has pledged to reduce emissions associated with our vehicle fleet and support the uptake of electric vehicles.

Initiatives that contribute to this include:

  • purchase of two Renault Zoe Electric Vehicles as part of our corporate fleet
  • investigating the purchase of electric garbage trucks
  • continuously looking at opportunities to downsize its light fleet
  • implementation of electric small plant items over 2-stroke machines
  • working from home policy
  • purchase of corporate bikes for business trips
  • provision of smart riders for business trips
  • provision of end of trip facilities for staff.

Community Bike Repair Stations

To support sustainable travel by bicycle the City has installed bike repair stations at two popular locations, Cannington and Riverton Leisureplex.

These stations are available for drop in's to perform routine maintenance. Each station has a foot operated bike pump, a series of tools for minor repairs and bike maintenance tips. For further information please visit our Community Capital and Social Impact page.


In order to create a more sustainable City that enables and encourages sustainable transport the City is seeking to provide medium-to-high density urban infill developments that are affordable and in close proximity to public transport. Current projects include:

For further information please visit our Sustainable Development, Planning and Infrastructure page.


For further information and resources on being sustainable at home or in the community, please visit our Community Capital and Social Impact page. For further information and resources on being a sustainable business, please visit our Local Economy and Sustainable Business page.

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